Leith Maguire

Photography by Adina Kraus

Drawing has always been a way for me to explore my surrounds and understand my place in them. As I’ve grown older, I’ve become increasingly interested in challenging traditional, Western, binary representations of women’s bodies in nature – representations that describe a quintessential (but passive) “femaleness” that is inherently linked to fertility, beauty and care giving”.
Leith Maguire, 2021

Maguire graduated from Queensland College of Art in 2007, and completed a Masters in Cultural Conservation in 2014. Maguire
currently lives in Melbourne and worked at the Australian Tapestry Workshop as a Weaver Intern from 2016 – 2018.

Maguire has been awarded the Hill End Artist Residency (2013) and the Heather Blair Award, Cairns (2010). Their work is represented in several collections including Cairns Regional Gallery, The University of Queensland Art Collection, Somerville House and the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings.

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